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Town of Kinderhook wants to lower Route 9 speed again

Sep 27, 2022 12:03 pm

Emilia Teasdale reports in the Columbia Paper the Kinderhook Town Board wants to again lower the speed limit on state Route 9 in the Columbia County town. Several years ago it was lowered from 55 mph to 50 mph. On Sept. 12 the board passed a motion to petition the state Department of Transportation for a further reduction, after a recent fatal accident on the highway. On August 13 a man crossing Route 9 in a golf cart was hit by a southbound SUV near Maple Lane South. The board recalled other nearby accidents on the road, including another fatal crash in 2017. The board also approved spending up to $3,500 on a Streetsmart traffic data reporting radar sign. Kinderhook had been borrowing the Village of Valatie’s sign, which registers, tracks and shows drivers their speed. Read more about this story in the Columbia Paper.